Anti-Valentine’s Birthday

A friend celebrated their Birthday on February 14th, so I created a red-free anti-Valentine’s Birthday card for them.
Avant Garden Stampin' Up!

Using Basic Gray Archival Ink to stamp the image, I coloured it using Calypso Coral and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils.  I then used a Blender Pen to soften and darken various areas of the flowers and leaves.

I chose the same colours for matting and layering for a coordinating look and a Thick Whisper White base card.

To finish the project, I’ve added an Old Olive Baker’s Twine bow and highlighted the flowers with Wink of Stella.

Every year, there is a Sale-A-Bration item that becomes a firm favourite amongst my customers.  This year is no different, with the Avant Garden Stamp Set taking the top spot.

It’s becoming one of my favourite items too!  I love how this set allows you to create a variety of beautiful cards really quickly with minimal effort.

Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of March so there is still time to earn this and other fabulous items.  There will be 3 new SAB items added on 21st February, so watch this space for more details.

Items are FREE with every £45 you spend, head to my Special Offers page for more information.

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Avant Garden Birthday

We had an attendee Birthday at Monday’s Card & Cuppa Class this week.

Since I know the recipient is a fan of the colours in the Affectionately Yours Cardstock Pack, plus they have also recently earnt the FREE SAB Avant Garden Stamp Set, I just had to combine the two.

SAB Avant Garden Stampin' Up!

I stamped a tone-on-tone Mint Macaron layer using the pretty little leaf stamp to create a background. For the sentiment, I cut it out using the Classic Label Punch by firstly masking the ‘wishes’ from the bottom.

Finally, I added a loop of ribbon, two rhinestones on the sentiment and Wink of Stella on the flowers (not sure you can see in the picture).

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockAffectionately Yours A4 CardstockWatermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' PadWatermelon Wonder 5/8Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadClassic Label PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Avant Garden

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class we used one of the fabulous FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp sets to make this project.

Card & Cuppa Avant Garden Stampin' Up!

This is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from the SAB Brochure, but I’ve used different colours and changed the sentiment.  I’ve also added Wink of Stella to the stamped images, but you aren’t able to see that detail in the picture.

The great thing about this project is if you were to buy all of the items used (Cupcakes & Carousels Cardstock Pack, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Calyspo Coral Ink, Tip-Top Taupe Ink, Linen Thread, Wink of Stella Clear, Pearls and a pack of Dimensionals), that would come to exactly £45 and you would receive the Stamp Set absolutely FREE.

SAB is a great time of the year to get something for nothing.  For every £45 you spend, you receive a FREE item of your choice from the SAB Brochure.

If you’d like to join us for next week’s Card & Cuppa classes then please book your place by 18:00 the night before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp SetCupcakes & Carousels A4 Cardstock PackTip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadLinen ThreadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals